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Detail in Contemporary Timber Architecture Hardcover – March 31, 2010


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Product Details

  • Series: Detail
  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Laurence King Publishing; Har/Cdr edition (March 31, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856696413
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856696418
  • Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 1 x 11.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #127,049 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Virginia McLeod studied architecture in Australia before practicing for a number of years in Sydney. She has worked for a number of private practices in London and was also the editor of The Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. She is the author of Detail in Contemporary Residential Architecture, Detail in Contemporary Landscape Architecture, Detail in Contemporary Kitchen Design, and Detail in Contemporary Bathroom Design, all published by Laurence King.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M.Rollins on October 3, 2012
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I purchased this book after deciding to begin a timber-based project in architecture grad school. The text contains quite a few projects with a short description, a few pictures, and a set of details (and occasionally plans/sections) of each. While the book serves as a great inspirational reference for those looking to see how other architects have handled the issue of the timber joint, it is not a technical reference. There isn't much in the way of call-outs or dimensions when referring to the details and objects tend to get lost in the line work.

Pros: Concise, many examples, unique timber joinery, inspiration for how to use timber in contemporary architecture
Cons: Not all of the projects use timber in a structural manner and the details will illustrate that, very little in the way of technical resources.

Good for inspiration. If you're looking for a technical reference, I would suggest the Architect's Studio Companion, but if you're looking for specific examples of timber joints and construction, this text is pretty solid.
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McLeod takes specific structures in Modern Architecture and provides sections and details about flashing, insulation, connection points. It's interesting if you understand architecture.
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By Juliano Moreira Coimbra on December 2, 2013
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Very good book with good examples of projects and details. The CD attached also helps a lot when we're studying the subject deeper.
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By angieee. on December 6, 2014
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Great book and very usefull about detail's design for timber
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alberto silva on March 28, 2013
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it brings the cd, the book was awesome, celan condition, and the content can help u with ideas as well as technical questions u might ask urself and u dont have a professional to ask at the moment, my professors love it!
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